The Parish of Swanage Gift Day was very successful and the PCC is most grateful to all who contributed to the appeal for £15,000 to plug the expected deficit in the accounts for 2019.
It is not possible, until the accounts are complete, to say whether or not the expected shortfall was actual, though that information should be available soon.
The result of the Gift Day is that £14,478.50 was raised, and some, though not all of the donations are eligible for gift aid tax return. The expected amount that the PCC is in the process of claiming is £2,942.75, giving us a wonderful total of £17,421.25.
Can I take this opportunity on behalf of the PCC to thank members of all three churches of the parish that gave so generously to this appeal.